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[–] Bru 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Very cool, thank you for sharing. Silent builds are very important to me as well, so this is an excellent guide for my future purchases. My only question: is the Power Supply super-silent as well? I had recently a psu issue where the fan inside of it went apeshit for few days while normally it is always super quiet. I thought it was due to the heat waves here, but not sure.

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[–] Netto 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Look into the Corsair RM series, you can set it up so the fan doesn't spin until its over a certain load.

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[–] homework [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

yea its really quiet. i just threw on some heaven benchmark. and i can feel it sucking in air but its not making any noise. also the air coming out the back of the psu is still cool air. I used to have a cx600m paired to 2 gtx670s and that psu would make a lot of noise, coil whine, and dump out heat.

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[–] gbj1301 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Nice. I have been a fan of Noctua cooling for some time. Very silent and efficient.

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[–] homework [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

i tried noctuas f12, cooler master sickle flow, arctic f12, be quiet! silent wings, and the nzxt and xigamatek stock fans. I think the arctic f12 sounds the best at idle/load. the noctua fan I could it hear ramping up alot, which i guess makes sense because its a 1500rpm max compared to 1300rpm with the arctic f12. They included a resistor you could attach to the noctua to make its max 1200 but it effects the entire fans profile. I could of adjusted it in my bios but the arctic fans works fine and is like a 4th of the price of the noctua.

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[–] Netto 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Do you have a window-less side panel? If so you can look into attaching sound dampening material on it to make it even more silent.

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[–] homework [S] 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

i just keep the side panel off. i think if i put the side panel on id probably have to add case fans to exhaust the hot air out of the case or my video card might start thermal throttling. I have tried my case with 2 intakes, 2 exhaust, and both. It just adds a lot more noise having those fans running and doesnt really cool my components better or have less dust in side my pc than just leaving the side panel off. if had a reference style cooler that pulls the air out then i might be able to close up my case but reference cards from my experience are louder under load. I have a lot of issues with the s340 but it is smaller and cuter than my previous cooler master haf 932.

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[–] Hunters_Dream 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Are you worried about dust at all?